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Mother’s Day Celebrations

Thank you to all our community members who participated in our recent Mother’s Day events across our ELC, Junior and Middle Schools. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate those special ones in our lives. Your presence contributed to the success of the event and made it a joyous and meaningful occasion. I appreciate your support and involvement in our community activities. Once again, thank you for joining us and for making the celebration such a memorable experience.

Languages Week

Newlands will be celebrating Languages Week in Week 9 (11–14 June). This is a vibrant celebration that honours the diversity of languages and cultures across our Haileybury community.

During this week-long celebration, students and staff come together to revel in the richness of linguistic and cultural heritage through various events and activities that have been planned. Some of the highlights that Newlands will be showcasing are Auslan Workshop, Lion Dance, Taiko drumming, craft making, Petangue games and Bollywood dancing. Languages Week fosters appreciation and understanding among people of different backgrounds.

It is a time to embrace linguistic diversity, promote language learning, celebrate the beauty and significance of the myriad of languages within our Haileybury community as more that 40% of our students speak a language other than English.

Early Learning Centre

Social Justice

The ELC strives to make a meaningful impact by channelling our efforts towards important causes in Term 2. We begin the term collecting much needed donations of toiletries for Foodbank in partnership with Open Door.

Later in the term, the ELC children will also be joining the Newlands community in the Big Freeze supporting FightMND. Social justice is not just a concept; it is a cornerstone of our commitment to our community. Through these initiatives, we are not only raising awareness but also actively working towards positive change. We teach children about social justice causes in age-appropriate ways and by participating in fundraising events, our children experience firsthand the power they hold to enact positive change in their communities. This sense of empowerment fosters a deeper connection to social justice, strengthening their commitment to making a difference.

Junior School

1, 2 and 4 Swimming

In the Junior School, we are excited to announce that students from Years 1, 2 and 4 are eagerly anticipating their swimming sessions in Weeks 6 and 7. The recent reopening of our pool has reignited a passionate enthusiasm for getting back into the water!

Cyber Safety Project

In week 8, all students are eagerly anticipating the Cyber Safety Incursion. This event is dedicated to empowering every young person to proactively manage their digital safety and wellbeing. Through engaging and informative education, our students will learn essential skills to navigate the online world securely and confidently. These initiatives are not only fun but also integral to fostering a safe and aware digital environment for our students.

Middle School

LEAP Week Celebration of the Arts

LEAP week’s focus is on enriching our students’ lives through immersive and engaging experiences. From virtual tours of renowned art galleries to captivating performances by our talented music students. This year, our focus shines brightly on the Arts, inviting students into a world of creativity, expression and discovery.

The annual Newlands market offers $20 Boss stalls with an array of innovative goods. Our focus on encouraging sustainable practices is threaded throughout our marketplace.

Interactive programs like Model United Nations simulations, Tournament of the Minds and National History Challenge Tasters, Debating, Drama Club Theatre Sports, and art challenges inspired by Da Vinci’s work. Join our quizzes hosted by the LEAP Captains, offering a chance to test knowledge and win exciting prizes.

We invite students, teachers and the community to celebrate the power of art, music, learning and community during LEAP Week 2024. Let’s leap into a world of endless possibilities together!

Mini Master Chefs

Are you an aspiring chef? Haileybury Mini MasterChef might be just what you are looking for. Ideal for students from Years 5–8, this program will give you lifelong skills.

Each Monday at 5.30 pm on Zoom, join Mrs Rigg and cook a meal for your family. Together we make a delicious and healthy two course meal for you and your family to enjoy. You will learn to follow recipes, measure ingredients and all sorts of different cooking techniques.

So come along and learn how to make a meal fit for a King or Queen! Please reach out if you would like to know more via email.

Community Code of Conduct

With the commencement of the winter season, it is an opportunity to reaffirm our responsibilities as part of our Community Code of Conduct. This code of conduct reflects our values and expectations for how we treat each other both online and in-person, and how we support our children’s learning and wellbeing. We ask that you always be supportive, trusting and respectful of one another, and that you communicate with us if you have any concerns or questions. By working together, we can create a safe and positive environment for our children to thrive. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Hugo Engele
Head of Newlands (Keysborough)

Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough (HPFK)

Opening Hours

For May through to June, check the times below:

Friday, 31 May
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Saturday, 1 June
9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Friday, 14 June
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Saturday, 15 June
9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Friday, 28 June
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

HPFK Luncheon

Please join us for the HPFK Luncheon held at Senior School on Friday, 24 May! Book your ticket today here.

Lenice Norris
President, Haileybury Parents & Friends Keysborough